Many personalities famous in the field of science participated in establishing the institute – Academic Sergey Khristianovich and the Nobel laureates Pyotr Kapitsa, Nikolay Semyonov and Lev Landau are among the founders and staff of MIPT. The First rector of MPTU was Ivan Petrov. Many professors from MIPT are leading Russian scientists, including more than 80 Academicians and members of the Russian Academy of Science.
In talking of MIPT’s rich history, it is impossible not to mention the legendary emblem of PhysTech, representing the being “quantic-photonic.” PhysTech’s symbol is unusual, full of the essence of physics. Designed in the 1990s, it has the form of an electrical substance (hv), having the features of a living being the head of which is full of physics (the symbol Ф) and beautified by mathematics (the crown – М).
Every five years MIPT celebrates a double jubilee: the 25 th of November 1946 marks the publication of the resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers setting up the Physics and Technology Department of Moscow State University, and five years later Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology was founded on its base.
The paper Pravda published a letter “A higher polytechnic school is needed,” in which leading scientists declared the need to establish a university of a new type with a unique system of teaching.
25th of November is the birthday of MIPT. On this day the decision of the Council of Ministers of the USSR on the establishment of the Physics and Technology Department of Moscow State University was published.
In the working township of Dolgoprudny, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology was organized on the base of the Physics and Technology Department of Moscow State University.
MIPT was awarded the Order of the Red Labor Banner.
MIPT gained the status of state university.
10 th of November marked the decision of the Russian government “On the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (state university), in which the main task of the institute was defined as the training of masters and candidates of science in the modern disciplines of science and technology.
The government of the Russian Federation awarded MIPT the status “National Research University.”
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the first time to MIPT graduates. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov became Laureates.
MIPT changed its form from “federal state budget educational institution of higher professional education “Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)” to “federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University).”
The project to create the technopolis “PhysTech ХХI” was initiated.
MIPT became the winner of the open competition “Project for improving the competitiveness of the universities of the Russian Federation” (the “5 – 100” program) amongst the leading scientific and educational centers of the world.